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  • In Theaters: Jun 22, 1979
  • DVD: Jan 06, 2004
  • Alien Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 8.54
  • IMDB: 8.5
  • MetaCritic: 8.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 9.7
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Alien Cast Starring Sigourney Weaver , Ian Holm , John Hurt , Veronica Cartwright , Harry Dean Stanton

Alien Directed by Ridley Scott

686,466 votes, 4.27 / 5 avg. rating (85% score)

Director Ridley Scott"s Alien (1979) struck the perfect balance between horror and sci-fi. The crew of a space merchant vessel receive a transmission thinking it a distress call, proceed to investigate. The crew is then attacked by the mysterious life-form via facehugger and the final form of the Alien. Alien had an estimated movie budget of $11 million and grossed $78.9 million a the box office. Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, and John Hurt star in Alien.

Alien Plot Synopsis:

In the distant future, the crew of the commercial spaceship Nostromo are on their way home when they pick up a distress call from a distant moon. The crew are under obligation to investigate and the spaceship descends on the moon afterwards. After a rough landing, three crew members leave the spaceship to explore the area on the moon. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a distress call. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew realizes that they are not alone on the spaceship and they must deal with the consequences.
Alien Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Ian Holm, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Tom Skerritt, Yaphet Kotto, Eddie Powell, Bolaji Badejo, Helen Horton
Alien Directors: Ridley Scott
Alien Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Year: 1979
Runtime: 116 / 1h 56min
MPAA Rating: R
Oscars: 1
Awards: 16
Nominations: 20
Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett
Producers: Gordon Carroll, David Giler, Walter Hill, Ivor Powell, Ronald Shusett
Musicians: Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematographers: Derek Vanlint
Editors: David Crowther, Terry Rawlings, Peter Weatherley

Production: 20th Century Fox
Language: English
Country: UK, USA

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